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Number of Hits on the
South African Charts
1965 - 1989

NUMBER OF TOP 30 HITS

26 - CLIFF RICHARD
19 - TOM JONES
18 - ABBA
18 - BEE GEES
15 - HOLLIES
14 - BILLY FORREST
14 - ELTON JOHN
14 - ELVIS PRESLEY
14 - NEIL DIAMOND
14 - ROLLING STONES
12 - BARBARA RAY
12 - LEO SAYER
12 - MICHAEL JACKSON
12 - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
12 - PERCY SLEDGE
11 - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
11 - HERMAN'S HERMITS
11 - PETULA CLARK
10 - DIANA ROSS
10 - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
10 - GENE ROCKWELL
10 - JODY WAYNE
10 - MADONNA
10 - QUEEN
10 - TROGGS

NUMBER OF TOP 20 HITS

25 - CLIFF RICHARD
19 - TOM JONES
18 - ABBA
18 - BEE GEES
15 - HOLLIES
14 - BILLY FORREST
14 - ELVIS PRESLEY
14 - NEIL DIAMOND
13 - ELTON JOHN
13 - ROLLING STONES
12 - BARBARA RAY
12 - LEO SAYER
12 - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
12 - PERCY SLEDGE
11 - MICHAEL JACKSON
11 - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
11 - HERMAN'S HERMITS
11 - PETULA CLARK
10 - GENE ROCKWELL
10 - JODY WAYNE
10 - TROGGS

NUMBER OF TOP 10 HITS

17 - BEE GEES
16 - ABBA
14 - CLIFF RICHARD
14 - TOM JONES
12 - NEIL DIAMOND
12 - ELTON JOHN
11 - ELVIS PRESLEY
11 - ROLLING STONES
10 - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
10 - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

NUMBER OF TOP 3 HITS

13 - ABBA
12 - BEE GEES
9 - TOM JONES
8 - HOLLIES
7 - CLIFF RICHARD
7 - ROLLING STONES
7 - JOE DOLAN
6 - BONEY M
6 - BEACH BOYS
5 - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
5 - HERMAN'S HERMITS
5 - ROD STEWART

MOST HITS BY A SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST

14 - BILLY FORREST
12 - BARBARA RAY
10 - JODY WAYNE
10 - GENE ROCKWELL
9 - RICHARD JON SMITH
8 - FOUR JACKS & A JILL
8 - ALAN GARRITY
8 - BOBBY ANGEL
7 - DAVE MILLS
7 - LIONEL PETERSEN
7 - JOHN EDMOND
6 - STACCATOS
6 - TOMMY DELL
6 - VIRGINIA LEE
6 - BATS
6 - ROY BULKIN
5 - DEALIANS
5 - PETER VEE

These stats were compiled by John Samson, May 2016.

South African artists are highlighted.

© The South African Rock Encyclopedia 2016


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